Chris Cornell checked in with fans on his official web site, reacting to the election of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. President. The former Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman writes:
I feel a huge sense of relief. I feel lucky to be alive to witness what has happened in the U.S. over the last several months. To witness what happened today. Historical. We needed this. I needed this. I need hope. I feel hope when I see good in human nature. I have seen it a lot lately.
The entire post at chriscornell.com has since been removed.